High Point Holidays' April 2017 Newsletter
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Welcome to High Point Holidays' April Newsletter.
This month, we focus on our walking holidays in the French Alps
(introducing you to a new holiday in the Ubaye), tell you about our latest blog 'Going Underground' and remind you about our competition to win a copy of Cicerone's guidebook to Trekking the GR5 Trail in the Vosges and Jura.
Happy Easter.

Mark Armstrong
2017 Walking Holiday Brochure

Our 2017 Brochures have been sent out to recent customers. If you have not received a copy and would like one please e-mail us and let us know. It contains details of 5 new holidays for 2017:

Guided Snow Shoeing in the Queyras            
To view Online Brochure Click Here
Lake Mirroir, Font Sancte, Queyras

Walking in the French Alps

For some time now, we've had walking holidays in some stunning regions of the French Alps but last year we added the famous section of the GR5 Trail and this year we've added further to our Alpine treks with the Grand Tour of Ubaye. Let me introduce you to these breathtaking walking locations.
The Queyras Regional Park has a range of accessible mountain passes and summits linked by good trails which make this unspoiled region a paradise for walkers wishing to have a real high alpine experience.Its location means it enjoys a wonderful climate with 300 days of sunshine a year.
The Vanoise offers an ideal natural, unspoilt wilderness for walking where souring alpine peaks with pristine glaciers rise majestically above wild, remote valleys. The Vanoise National Park is an ideal destination for discovering the amazing beauty and diversity of the Alps. A rich flora and fauna, beautiful peaks, stunning glaciers and some dramatic walks are all found in this corner of the Alps
The Ecrins has some of the most spectacular scenery in the French Alps with high, jagged peaks. Your self guided alpine walking holiday is called a panoramic trail because it is often on the opposite side of the valley from the main summits allowing you to have wonderful views of the Ecrins Mountains.
The Vercors is a magical place where gleaming vertical cliffs meet wild and desolate plateaux. This region forms part of the pre-Alps, a discontinuous chain of limestone peaks that run up the western side of the French Alps. Natural wonders abound in this often overlooked corner of the Alps with a rich flora and fauna.
The Mercantour region is the last mountain range of the Alps before it plunges directly into the Mediterranean Sea. The proximity to the south coast, gives these alpine mountains a Mediterranean touch with a large diversity of wildlife including ibex, marmots and a large number of wild flowers.
Traverse of the French Alps: GR5 Trail
Our Alpine Adventure follows the GR 5 long-distance trail from the shores of Lake Geneva to the Mediterranean coast at Nice, following the entire length of the French Alps. We have split the walk into several self-guided walking holidays, although it would be possible to combine them together. 
St Paul,Ubaye

Grand Tour of Ubaye: Hidden Alps

New for 2017
6, 8 or 9 nights From £615/€695 (inc bag transfer) or from £450/€500 without bag transfer.
Half board accommodation in gites and refuges (in a mixture of rooms for 2 and dormitories.)
Valley of the Ubaye
The Grand Tour of the Ubaye is a circular walking trail through a hidden corner of the French Alps. This off the beaten track alpine trek takes you through some magnificent landscapes with beautiful alpine summits, serene mountain lakes and traditional alpine hamlets.
Read More Here.
Cox's Cave, Cheddar, Somerset

Going Underground

On our walking holidays we follow many ancient trails across the various landscapes of France and the UK. However, there are also opporunities to explore underground, where both ancient man and animals have taken shelter.
Our latest blog takes a look at a few of the many magnificent caves that nature has created and humans have explored.
This includes Pech Merle in the Lot Valley, Domme caves in the Dordogne and the many caves of the Mendip Hills in England.
Click here to read more
GR5 Vosges and Jura

Latest Competition

Win a copy of Cicerone's guidebook Trekking the GR5 Trail Vosges and Jura.

In April Cicerone publish a 2nd edition of this guidebook to a trek through eastern France, traversing the Vosges and the Haut-Jura plateau.
The scenery is varied and beautiful, from the forests of the Northern Vosges to the river gorges of the Jura, from ruined castles to the half-timbered villages of Alsace.

Click here for details on how to enter
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